Genesis 7
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The Flood

1Then the LORD said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this generation. 2You shall take [a]with you [b]seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and his female; and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and his female; 3also of the birds of the sky, [c]seven pairs, male and female, to keep their [d]offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and I will wipe out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.” 5So Noah acted in accordance with everything that the LORD had commanded him.

6Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water [e]came upon the earth. 7Then Noah and his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that crawls on the ground, 9they all went into the ark to Noah [f]by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10Now it came about after the seven days, that the waters of the flood [g]came upon the earth. 11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the [h]floodgates of the sky were opened. 12The rain [i]fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

13On this very same day Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, 14they and every animal according to its kind, and all the livestock according to [j]their kind, and every crawling thing that crawls on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, [k]all sorts of birds. 15So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. 16Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed the door behind him.

17Then the flood [l]came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark [m]floated on the [n]surface of the water. 19And the water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains [o]everywhere under the heavens were covered. 20The water prevailed [p]fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered. 21So all [q]creatures that moved on the earth perished: birds, livestock, animals, and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; 22of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. 23So He wiped out [r]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from mankind to animals, to crawling things, and the birds of the sky, and they were wiped out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark. 24The water prevailed upon the earth for 150 days.

[a] 2 Lit to
[b] 2 Lit seven seven
[c] 3 Lit seven seven
[d] 3 Lit seed
[e] 6 Lit was
[f] 9 Lit two two
[g] 10 Lit were
[h] 11 Or windows of the heavens
[i] 12 Lit was
[j] 14 Lit its
[k] 14 Lit every bird, every wing
[l] 17 Lit was
[m] 18 Lit went
[n] 18 Lit face
[o] 19 Lit which were under all the heavens
[p] 20 About 23 ft. or 6.7 m
[q] 21 Lit flesh
[r] 23 Lit all existence

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